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This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV 500Mbps Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit
Pros: This unit is great, setup literally took minutes; plug and play in the true sense. I have no idea what you'd need a utility software for to use this unit. Does exactly what it says on the box; You get two ethernet jacks that share a connection over your house's power hookups, and that's what they do.
Cons: The wife who uses this has said it very occasionally drops her connection while web surfing and emailing, but she never has issues with it during heavy use (Netflix, games, file transfers) so I'm chalking it up to noise on the power lines causing it to lose it's "handshake".
Other Thoughts: We used this to get ethernet to the bedroom that's square above the garage in our duplex. Since we rent, drilling is out of the question, and we didn't want an unsightly ethernet line running around the hallways, so this seemed a perfect match. The wife doesn't ever notice the 500 mbps speed limit she's under, and only has occasional and momentary drops in the connection. All in all, we're very happy with the product and would buy it again.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LOGISYS Computer CLK15RD 15" Red Deluxe Sound Activated CCFL Kit
Pros: Went in easily, look good. I didn't use the included velcro for my setup but it doesn't really matter. Feel solid, wire is easily modified to make things fit well in a case.
Cons: Knocked two eggs off because I bought a set of three of these and one of the inverters blew up after barely an hour of use. Luckily, as I mentioned earlier, the wire is easily modded and I was able to stretch one of them into another inverter, however I later noticed the cathode connected to the inverter that blew now only lights up 3/4 of the way. A little unhappy.
Other Thoughts: They look fantastic, no doubt, but very dissapointed in the inverter blowing so quickly. Made me extremely paranoid about the PC though, sat it on the bench for a few hours before I was confident enough that it wouldn't start a fire.
For $7, I suppose I got my money's worth. Won't be recommending to anyone, though.
This review is from: Habey RPC-410 Steel 4U Rackmount Server Chassis 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
Pros: This chassis is VERY well built, the steel is high quality, the paint is resistant to scratches, feels very solid and the handles on the front are not loose at all. Feel confident moving it around and mounting it in a rack. TONS of space, more than adequate for my application and lots of room to expand.
Cons: Unfortunately the manufacturer is using very cheap screws, which is disspointing considering the quality shown elsewhere in the case. The screws are made of VERY soft metal, and were, in my opinion, tightened down way too hard. The screws holding in the HDD and 5.25 bays, for example, I had to remove with a screwdriver held by a friend and a full size flex wrench! And the screws holding on the 5.25 cover plate would not move at all, I had to use a power drill and a damaged screw removal bit to get them out.
Also, I received an incomplete package. I received the chassis and the hardware, but my chassis did not have the font I/O panel installed, and also did not come with any documentation in the box. I was able to work around these issues with no loss, but still, a little QA?
Other Thoughts: Overall, I would recommend this chassis to people like me looking for low cost items. The chassis itself is again very well made and very well engineered for use and strength, but no front IO panel or documentation!? That's a pretty big goof to let slip, hence 3 eggs, directed more at the company than the actual product.READ FULL REVIEW